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An Assessment of Google Books’ Metadata

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Title:An Assessment of Google Books’ Metadata
Authors:James, Ryan
Weiss, Andrew
Keywords:Google Books, metadata, electronic books, digital library
Date Issued:28 Feb 2012
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
Citation:Journal of Library Metadata 12(1) 2012
Abstract:This article reports on a study of error rates found in the metadata records of texts scanned by the Google Books digitization project. A review of the author, title, publisher, and publication year metadata elements for 400 randomly selected Google Books records was undertaken. The results show 36% of sampled books in the digitization project contained metadata errors. This error rate is higher than one would expect to find in a typical library online catalog.
Pages/Duration:8 pages
Rights:Author Posting. (c) Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2012.
This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC for personal use, not for redistribution.
The definitive version was published in Journal of Library Metadata, Volume 12 Issue 1, February 2012.
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